This course combines Politics and International Relations with the study of Portuguese, the seventh most widely spoken language in the world. This provides a valuable skill set, ideally tailored to the increasingly globalised workplace. You will study the politics of individual countries and governments and the relationships between countries, communities and individuals. Both the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and the School of Modern Languages have an impressive reputation for teaching and research. In Portuguese, you will study a combination of language and culture units. The rise of the Brazilian and Angolan economies and major sporting events in Brazil mean that Portuguese speakers are increasingly in demand. You will spend your third year abroad, which will enable you to refine your language skills and cultural knowledge and gain valuable work experience. For further details on year abroad opportunities, please see Global Opportunities, http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international-office/go-abroad/ Both schools enjoy a strong reputation for teaching and research and this course combination provides a particularly strong intellectual challenge with a cosmopolitan perspective.